Iran denies hacking into American banks

Head of Iran civil defense agency denies Iranian involvement in attacks on US banks, says nuclear systems are immune to Stuxnet.

By REUTERS
September 23, 2012 15:40
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Cyber warfare [illustrative]

Cyber warfare US Department of Homeland Security 311 (R). (photo credit: Ho New / Reuters)

DUBAI - Iran denied its hackers attacked American banks, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, following a Reuters report that three of the largest American lenders were repeatedly targeted over the past year.

The hacking of websites and corporate networks at Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc began in late 2011 and escalated this year, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Last week, NBC News reported that US National Security officials


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